Azebaijani FM received the delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received the delegation headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran for Asia and the Pacific Said Abbas Arakchi, APA reports referring the press service of the Foreign Ministry, SIA reports.

The meeting discussed issues related to bilateral cooperation, the situation in the region, the upcoming summit in Tehran Non-Aligned Movement.

E.Mammadyarov stressed the importance of further development of relations between Azerbaijan and Iran. He also noted the negative impact on the region’s continued occupation of Azerbaijani lands.

According to the minister is necessary for international organizations to put pressure on Armenia to the fact that the country rejected the policy of aggression.

He noted the importance of respect by all countries including Armenia to the UN adopted decisions.

Mammadyarov also expressed concern about the population and the leadership of Azerbaijan in connection with the arrest of Iran’s Azerbaijani writers. He looked forward to a positive resolution of this issue.

In turn Arakchi Said Abbas said that Iran attaches great importance to relations with Azerbaijan and respects the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country.

On the same day with Saeed Abbas Arakchi met Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov. At the meeting they discussed the prospects of expanding cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran.

Khalafov noted that the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations is a fundamental principle of mutual respect, not interference in internal affairs and support for territorial integrity. He stressed that the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan is a major obstacle to the development of the entire region.

Saeed Abbas Arakchi of Azerbaijani side expressed gratitude for the humanitarian assistance provided to victims of the earthquake in Iran.

He also expressed Iran’s interest in developing cooperation with Azerbaijan and noted that Iran supports the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and recognizes Armenia as an aggressor.

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